I wanted cufflinks for the second smocked dress I created. After searching the internet, I could only find two tutorials on how to make this fashion accessory.
At the first site, the designer used thread to hold the links together...it was okay but not a professional looking finish. At the second site, Martha Stewart showed how to take two buttons and by using a jump ring the buttons were joined together. "Great idea", I thought, just the look I wanted. Well, I tried it and I would have needed to use a really large jump ring with the buttons I choice which once joined, looked horribly out of proportion.
Here's how I solved my design quest:
You'll need the following supplies:
- 4 buttons with shanks
- 1 1/2" of wire
- jewelry pliers
Step 1: Wrap the wire around the shanks of two buttons, creating an slightly round oval.
That's it! Such a simple solution. Do the same with the other two buttons and you've got a set of cufflinks.